Just because I am a woman
does not mean I will not fight.
The inside of my thighs are curved
and speckled with little tiger marks.
They are mountains seen from above,
they are the nature within me.
I like to show a little bit of skin,
to show my femininity
but do not be mistaken:
I can throw a mean punch
if you choose to take advantage.
I have secrets folded between layers of mascara
and my soft eyelashes.
They come out in whispers
during butterfly kisses.
I breathe in fire, not air,
and my presence draws attention.
I am powerful
like the dragon I used to be.
I will not accept your slut-shaming words
nor will I allow you to
tell me I am not beautiful.
I am a woman.
I am beautiful,
But most of all:
I like to show off my opinion,
I like to fight.